A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national panel of lawyers help clients throughout the UK retain more damages with our fairer success fees.

No matter whether you are based in Stevenston or anywhere else in England or Wales, our experienced personal injury solicitors will manage your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a local medical centre.

Have I got a personal injury claim?

Updated: October 20, 2016

If you suffered an injury or illness, or became aware of an injury, in the last three years and another party was liable, our panel of expert solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

Find out if you have a claimUse our online claim checker

What are the criteria for making a claim?

Claims must be made within three years of the date of the injury in the majority of cases.

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness such as industrial deafness are often still entitled to claim compensation even where the cause of the illness occurred years ago. In these circumstances, it is the date you are informed of your diagnosis that matters.

Whether a claim is being made for a road accident or work-related illness, there are three key components to proving a claim. It needs to be proven that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

Your lawyer will discuss these key issues and will look at how they apply in your case.

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Compensation Calculator

The level of compensation you will be awarded is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online compensation calculator provides a good idea of the compensation you could win.

Find out how much you can claimUse our compensation calculator
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Work accident claims in Stevenston

Worker injured in accident

We have handled claims for Claimants, from forklift drivers to sports development officers, to claim work accident compensation.

Further information: Work injury compensation claims

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Road traffic accident claims in Stevenston

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Stevenston are common. Government statistics reveal 5 fatal accidents, 35 serious accidents and 200 slight accidents in 2013 in North Ayrshire (Total events were 240 local authority area. By 2014 the total had increased to 244. Incidents in the Stevenston region in 2013 included collisions on the A738 and B780 roundabout and on the dual carriageway of the A78 and B714 roundabout.

Quittance's panel of proficient road traffic accident (RTA) legal advisors are experienced in achieving optimum damages for anyone who has sustained an injury in a car or motorcycle crash in Stevenston.

Further information: Road traffic accident claim

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Other injury claims

Clinical and medical negligence in Stevenston

Clinical negligence (medical negligence) describes when a patient sustains an injury or illness due to the carelessness of a GP, nurse or other health worker. If you have been affected by medical negligence, Quittance can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or clinic that was at fault.

If you are only looking for a better understanding of events instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To follow the formal NHS complaints process against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, for example, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

Further information: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Stevenston serious injury compensation claims

We understand the difference a compensation claim will make to the lives of people who have been impacted by serious injury.

By limiting the stress a serious injury places on an injured Claimant, an injury claim helps Claimants to focus on rehabilitation.

Quittance's panel of expert lawyers have helped families collect compensation for a range of catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injuries and medical conditions referred to as serious range from lung disease to amputation.

Further information: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Slips and trips

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics stress the fact that slips, trips and falls are the most common accident at work as a whole. Slips and trips are quite often connected to accidents categorised as another type of accident like being hit by an object falling from a vehicle, a fall from a ladder or an animal related accident. Public place accident claims injuries such as cheekbone fractures experienced on raised flagstones are also common with recent slips having occurred in the local area.

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can assist with claiming work related compensation for industrial illnesses that range from noise induced hearing loss to rubber industry health and safety lapses.

Further information: No win, no fee industrial disease claims

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Stevenston No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover Stevenston and across the UK.

Read more: No win, no fee compensation.

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Meet the team

The national network of Quittance solicitors help injured people with all types of claims in Stevenston, from more minor injury cases to catastrophic injury. Our lawyers are selected for their track record in recovering compensation and their professionalism.

Click here to see more of the Quittance team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Jessica Thompson Workplace Stress Panel Solicitor
Ross Slater Scottish Panel Personal Injury Solicitor
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What is your track record of winning claims in Stevenston?

We are a national network of expert personal injury solicitors that helps people injured in Stevenston, Ayrshire and throughout the UK, recover injury compensation.

We have helped hundreds of claimants throughout Ayrshire seek compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including accidents on the road and injuries sustained from a fall at work.

With an excellent claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and experienced claims specialists, enables you to focus on your recovery.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. Your solicitor fights your case for you, and only gets paid a success fee if they win your case.

Advice for potential Claimants seeking an injury lawyer

You will be in contact with your solicitor for a long period of time, from several months for less serious injuries to over a year for complex cases. The SRA regulates all solicitors, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Considering the effect your solicitor can have on your life and your recovery, finding a solicitor to fit your requirements is a crucial first step.

Will I need to go with a local injury lawyer ?

The location of the lawyers office is not very relevant as cases are normally run remotely.

You will need to select a solicitors practice with national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as you will almost always be expected to attend a medical assessment.

More details : Do you have a local medical centre?

The difference in the amount of success fees and ATE premiums between different solicitors working on Conditional Fee Agreements is important for Claimants.

For example the amount of financial compensation retained by a Claimant agreeing on a settlement of ?43,900 for back injuries causing chronic permanent symptoms might vary from ?26,340 to ?37,315.

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Comparing Stevenston personal injury solicitors - online reviews

Speaking to a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before picking up the phone, looking up injury lawyer reviews should give you a much better idea of the level of service on offer, and the factors that matter most to you.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Jonathan Speight, Senior litigator

About the author

Jonathan has over 30 years' experience in the personal injury sector and has been awarded the rank of Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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